Owner/Client:      Tahoe Transportation District

The Tahoe Transpiration District’s US 50/South Shore Community Revitalization Project is proposed to relieve traffic congestion by diverting through traffic around the Stateline casino core and creating an attractive pedestrian setting within it. Other goals include improving pedestrian, bicycle, public safety, transit services, circulation, and community design, while incorporating identified water quality improvements in the U.S. 50/Stateline Corridor. Ascent is currently working with the Tahoe Transpiration District, the Federal Highway Administration, and TRPA to prepare a joint EIR/EIS/EIS for the project, which extends  across the California/Nevada state line between Pioneer Trail in South Lake Tahoe and State Route 207 in Stateline. The Tahoe Transportation District has conducted extensive community outreach to define and evaluate potential alternatives. Key issues being addressed in the EIR/EIS/EIS include air quality, noise, environmental justice and socioeconomic effects associated with residential and business displacement, scenic resources, water quality, recreation (Section 4[f]), and traffic.